Dear Artsy Craftsy Friends ,
I am so glad you came across my new pattern that will show you how to crochet a combination of single crochet stitches , double crochet stitches , chain spaces and clusters . Please note that the following instructions do not teach you how to crochet an actual pattern for an item , but it will guide you in the usage of the cluster stitch in a pattern . It is up to you how and where you are going to use the following combination of stitches .
Abbreviations and how to :
ch – chain ;
ch sp – chain space ;
sc – single crochet ;
dc – double crochet ;
YO – yarn over ;
cluster – combination of 3dc only partially completed , worked in the same space recommended in the instructions ; ( YO , insert hook in sp recommended , YO and pull out a loop , YO and pull a loop through first two loops on the hook , do not complete the double crochet as usual , two loops left on the hook ) X 3 times ; YO and pull out a loop through all 4 loops on the hook .
Work a loose foundation chain from a multiple of 6 chains , plus 2 extra chains to complete the pattern .
Row 1 : Work 1sc in the 2nd ch of the foundation chain ; * skip next 2ch of the foundation chain ; work ( cluster , 3ch , cluster ) in the next ch of the foundation chain ; 1ch ; skip next 2ch of the foundation chain ; 1sc in the next ch of the foundation chain * ; repeat from * to * across the row ; ch4 ; turn .
Row 2 : Work 1dc in the last 1sc on the side from previous row ; * skip next set of ( cluster , 3ch , cluster ) ; in the next 1sc work a set of ( 1dc , 4ch , 1dc ) * ; repeat from * to * across the row ; work a set of ( 1dc , 1ch , 1dc ) in the 1sc on the side from previous row ; 1ch ; turn .
Row 3 : Work 1sc in the last 1dc on the side from previous row ; * in the next 1dc work a set of ( cluster , 3ch , cluster ))) ; 1ch ; 1sc in the next ch-4 sp from previous row * ; repeat from * to * across the row ; 1sc in the beg ch4 on the side ; 4ch ; turn .
Repeat rows 2 and 3 to complete the pattern .
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